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What's Happening in Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – Twelve Westport middle school musicians are performing a special concert this Sunday to benefit kids in Haiti. Here’s a listing of some other events happening in Westport over the weekend.

Friday, March 23

? 7-10 p.m.: Toquet Hall Teen Center, 58 Post Road E., is hosting a middle school hangout night for kids in grades 6-8. The night will feature an iPod battle and game tournaments, prizes, pizza, drinks and a snack bar. Admission is $5. For more information, visit Toquet Hall online .

? 7:30 p.m.: The Staples Players’ production of the hit Broadway musical comedy “Into the Woods” opens at the main stage theatre at Staples High School, 70 North Ave. The show, featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, tells the stories of classic fairytale characters, with a twist. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 adults, and are available online or at the door 30 minutes before the show. Cash or checks only accepted at the door.

Saturday, March 24

? 2:30 p.m.: Celebrate the sounds of spring with musicians Deirdre and Sean Murtha at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, during the Songs of Spring event. Admission to Earthplace is free for members; $7 for adults and children over 12, and $5 for seniors and children under 12.

? 3-5 p.m. Kids 11 to 14 will learn basic video art production techniques to create short films suitable for web posting during the Video Art program at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org .

Sunday, March 25

? 10 a.m.: The Conservative Synagogue is screening “Faces of Israel,” a documentary film about marriage, state and religion in the Jewish homeland. After the screening, director Amy Beth Oppenheimer will lead a discussion about Jewish identity, religious pluralism and civil liberties in Israel. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, call the Conservative Synagogue at 203-454-4673 or email carolt@tcs-westport.org . The Conservative Synagogue is located at 30 Hillspoint Road.

? 4 p.m.: Kids for Kids, a group of 12 Westport middle school musicians, is hosting a benefit concert at Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. The concert will include a variety of jazz, pop, rock and classical music. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All funds will be donated directly to Save the Children. Contributions can be made in cash or by check at the event, or online at www.savethechildren.org/kids-for-kids . Complimentary refreshments will be served after the performance.

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